Taco Mac and Cheese

My two favorite meals are combined into one amazing dish! TACO MAC AND CHEESE has every flavor you love, in a rich and creamy dish guaranteed to make the whole family smile. A great way to enjoy mac and cheese while getting in some protein to keep you full.

Recipe Notes:

Be sure to use 99% fat-free ground chicken breast. That is zero points (two on blue).

The salsa con queso brand I used was Tostinos. You can use another but the points might be off

I used Trader Joe’s brand lite shredded Mexican cheese. The best lite shredded Mexican cheese on the market. I go way out of my way to get it.

This recipe calls for yogurt, but you can sub fat-free sour cream as well.

Taco Mac and Cheese

one heaping cup per serving
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 354 kcal


  • 6 ounces elbow pasta dry
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/8 cup diced white onion
  • 16 ounces ground chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Bell Sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded lite Mexican cheese
  • 1/3 cup salsa con queso
  • 1/4 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch oregano
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  • Cook pasta according to the package directions, drain well and set aside
  • Heat a large pan on the stove over medium/high heat. Spray with cooking spray
  • Add minced garlic and cook for one minute. Add diced onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes
  • Add ground chicken, breaking it apart while cooking. Once slightly broken up, season with the seasonings. Cook almost through, until almost all the pink is gone
  • Add the lime juice and Taco Bell sauce then stir to combine. Allow chicken to cook completely
  • Add in shredded cheese and stir until melted
  • Remove from heat and add pasta back in, tossing to combine
  • Add in yogurt and salsa con queso and stir everything together

WW Points per Serving

myWW Points per Serving:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💚: 9
💙: 7
💜: 2 (if using whole wheat pasta)
✔️: 335 calories


Serving: 1gCalories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 35gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 692mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Ground Chicken/Turkey, Pasta
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
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